Caring for Your Back: Therapeutic Yoga
Managing back pain and maintaining a healthy back are the most common reasons why people are encouraged to begin a yoga practice or continue an existing yoga practice. A recent study on Iyengar yoga’s effects on chronic low-back pain conducted by the National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM) reported: “… yoga decreases functional disability, pain, and depression in people with chronic low-back pain.” Led by certified and registered yoga instructor, Lisa Tauferner, this workshop will explore the anatomy of the back and movement of it within therapeutic yoga practices. Combining her training and expertise in Hatha, both Iyengar and Viniyoga styles, Lisa will offer participants a holistic understanding of how to care therapeutically for the back using these supportive yoga practices. Participants will have a greater understanding of the anatomy of spinal movement and the related musculature systems supporting the back, and, in turn, know how to use yoga to care for their own backs in a gentle and supportive manner.
Type of Event
July 12, Friday: 6:00 to 8:30 $40. Pre-registration required.